Promised Land, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Loser, Black Throated Wind, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Beat It On Down The Line, Candyman, El Paso, Bird Song, Playin' In The Band, Casey Jones Greatest Story Ever Told, He's Gone-> Truckin'-> Drums-> The Other One-> Stella Blue, Big River, Ramble On Rose, Sugar Magnolia, Brokedown Palace, Around & Around, One More Saturday Night, E: Uncle John's Band
sdb> master reel> dat> cdr; via Mike Lai from Bruce Fried DAT; missing Promised; d2 tracked for 80 min
March 14, 2016 Subject:
First Dead Show
Wow, I had no idea it was even possible to find recordings like this!
All I can say is "Far out Man!"
I was at this concert, had just moved to Austin, this was like nirvana to me, I can remember some of it!
Those were the days of fantastic music, fantastic vibes all around!
Wouldn't have missed it for the world. Peace.
July 28, 2014 Subject:
The Truckin and other one have some of the best playing by Garcia. The band is hot too! Some of the best jams ever on this one. The sound is really nice too. I listen to the Charlie miller transfer.
November 15, 2013 Subject:
The Grateful Dead Play my Garage
A nice clear soundboard, which gives absolutely no clues away as the the size of the room the Dead were actually playing in this night. Everything is nice and up-front in the mix, making is sound like a small, intimate gig. Of course, the playing is top notch, as the boys were really starting to hit their peak by this point. I've said it before, but these late '72 shows have a lot more DNA in common with '73-'74 than anything the band was doing in early 1972.Fantastic stuff!
Looking back on my comment... By the end of a long Playin, I just plain forgot DJG actually screams way back at the beginning and not just at the finish of the song. Meaning she does indeed wail twice here too, by Godchaux!
Well, unlike on GSET at least it's not two times in a row jimmy row, thank Goddess! Regardless, I stand by my sayin, Playin it ain't ruined.
Reviewer:Wake of the Flood One
November 30, 2007 Subject:
Jerry's Vocals are right there
This is like you are right next to him in a room ....and he is singing so great Ramble on Rose...
I have heard tons of these Archive streams and this one just has something very cool with the recording of the vocals happening....
March 10, 2007 Subject:
Very good show. Excellent for background listening while cleaning one's basement. Quality is good, set list is good, I highly enjoyed it.
October 13, 2006 Subject:
all the years combine,
Found this show by checking Deadbase for my birthdate shows. third of only four times, the last of which was in 85. Anyhow, all i can say is, the Stella, Damn. I honestly dont think ive heard a sweeter version in terms of Jerry's singing. Gave me goosebumps. And overall, this show is tight, with dynamics going on in the songs between each player, the likes of which i dont think i had yet heard in a show. Has that oldschool unearthly sound, which to some ears may sound "shitty" or 'muffled', but to me its the fucking Nectar.
Some of the sound is a little uneven, particularly early on, and Donna's yerting (or is it bleating?) starts to grate by the end of Playin' in the Band, but overall a show well worth grabbing from the servder.
January 12, 2006 Subject:
Solid but Pig like the rest of this tour is noticeably absent
I like this and Houston alot. Playin on this is hot as is the IKYR... Not sure there is a bad show from this entire tour. This is a bit shorter than some of the other '72 barnburners and they never really crack the speed of sound until a killer and postively incandescent 29 min OTHER ONE with Bob crushing the wawa, Phil thumb popping, and Keith providing suprisingly nice rhythmn.
November 14, 2005 Subject:
Here He Come
And He's Gone Again
I just started downloading the VBR MP3s for this show...it sounds great!...but just wanted to warn you all about the lack of track numbers when the files open. Kind of a drag to do it but I am not complaining. No way, no how. I'll post an error report to get the minor problem fixed too. God, this show sounds like another '72 keeper, something to break out when all the others get tired. Good reviews so far...I may or may not come back to update. Four stars until then.
November 10, 2005 Subject:
Up in the Mix
Someone mentioned liking shows where Weir is up in the mix. This show is not a particularly Weir-heavy mix, tho' he is full-maestro mode.
I recall that there is a San Jose show from '72 that is particularly absurd for its big-on-Weir mix.
Of course, you could listen to Newcastle and turn down the non-Weir channel and explode your mind if that interests you at all.
The more I listen to this show the more blown away I am by (1) how incredible it is and (2) how it escaped my attention all these years.
My God, it's the little things that make it so freaking special. Listen to Keith (KEITH!!!!) lay down these absurd piano arpeggios in the last jam preceding the instrumentless finale of I Know You Rider. Where in the heck did he come up with ... and why??? Was there a late harvest in Austin?
That incredible flanged wah sound that Bobby uses in Candyman (the one he relies on increasingly in late '73). And it sounds like Keith works the same pedal on his keys from time to time!!!
June 14, 2005 Subject:
I always like shows of this vintage particularly when Weir's guitar is up in the mix. His playing makes no sense to me, which maybe is why I like it so much. Just can't figure it out, but it adds the perfect counterpoint to Garcia's more melodic strains. Easy to take these shows for granted, but don't. They all have something to offer. Alot of texture and detail to each song, no toss-off's. DJG of course ruins BIODTL, PITB, and GSET, but this show also contains one of the rockingest "Around"s you're going to here. A must for Weir fans. 4 stars
April 25, 2005 Subject:
let the rhythm hit em
Anyone who thinks Weir is a shitty guitar player should listen to this one. He's all over the jams.
April 13, 2005 Subject:
i'll add that this is just about my favorite first set of all time, outside of europe. the list isn't exceptional, but oh, the fire! even with mix problems, Loser is rad, and that has never been my favorite tune. Really i say it's a 5star, but, well, i ain't got the guts to slug it out with some deadhead who'll counter that the best one was in spring 'o '81 or whatever.....
March 18, 2005 Subject:
Sound: First set, despite a strong Sugaree is plagued by problems in the mix, which seem to mostly clear up by BTW.
Billy's drums sound distant for most of the show.
The recording has a very roomy feel that is warm and good.
Things start to feel really special as we get treated to a jaunty Candyman... it's great to hear this version from the Midwest 1972 run. All in all, from Candyman on the show makes a solid contribution to a month already filled with amazing performances. This is the Grateful Dead near the peak of their pace of musical development, you feel like it's happening on a night-by-night basis. Must have been completely mind-blowing to be there, in Texas in November of 1972. Whole lotta shaking going on, that's for sure.
Candyman sets a tone, followed by a crowd-pleasing El Paso and revelatory Bird Song. It's pretty clear that the boys are somewhere in outer space tonight...
The Playin doesn't transcend its own continuum like the night of the 18th, but it does behave much like your standard 1972 version, with a lovely turnaround at about 6 minutes, leading into a long Phil-driven meditation. You can feel everyone in the room melting as Jerry's white-hot yet cool-as-ice licks drop in around 8 minutes. The 9th to 10th minutes are triumphant...
yet around 11 minutes into the song Jerry seems to have run out of ideas and you might think to yourself, "hmmm, well, it is near the end of the tour and the boys must be tired..."
But no! Leave it to Bobby to save the day with some blazing ryhthms -- Phil picks up on the forward momentum, Keith drops in with just the right note at 11:46 and at 12 minutes of Playin, the band GELS with a nice soulful run, a clear flashback to four nights earlier, with Jerry playing some of the same licks. The reminder that this Playin is an aftershock of 11/18 is brought home with a harsh cut at 14:28, bringing us right into the last 30 seconds ot the "coming down" riff.... bummer.
But fear not (and rest not) ye weary travelers of the Grateful Dead universe, for a great Casey Jones picks up the energy... driving that train indeed, leaving us hungry for a second set.
He's Gone and Truckin are standard quality 1972 versions. The jam out of Truckin sounds like a primordial Nobody's Fault.
The Other One is notable for its rather blatant mutation into a second-set Playin jam. I noticed that at some point but I can't remember exactly when... this version is well controlled and develops very nicely. Great playing from Bobby, again... a strong presence throughout this whole show.
12 minutes into The Other One, there's an absolutely wonderful Bobby-Keith duet, really gives you a moment with Bobby's chords. This is the highlight of the show for me. Jerry returns for a few more licks, and at the 14th minute, Phil and Billy start off a mad dash for the finish line. Ahhhh, a perfect, uniquely crafted jam... Another One for the ages!
The segue into Stella is very nice. The first verse gets off to a rocky start, but this Stella blossoms into a lovely radiant flower. This early version is worth a download.
Don't miss the Uncle John's encore, these fall 1972 versions make the later marriage with Playin seem so natural.
It's great to hear these shows.
Hooray for Dead Freaks!
Thanks for the free music!